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Low Water Presents Hazards for Fishers, But Catches Being Made

Despite the onset of near-daily rains, the upper Kissimmee chain, including Lake Hatchineha, remains very low. Boaters are urged to use extreme caution to avoid running into concealed shoals, sandbars, or other obstacles that would normally be safely passed over.

On Lake Hatchineha, b e especially careful. With the full moon this week, expect to catch shellcrackers in the lily pads across from the port. Bass are schooling at the mouths of canals.

On Lake Walk-in-Water, check the pads and grass on the south side of the lake for shell crackers and blue gill. A few are catching bass around the reed patches on red speed worms.

On Lake Kissimmee, as with all the Kissimmee chain, the lake is also very low as well. The mouth of the river is still producing some bluegill and others are catching limits of shell crackers around Storm island. Try fishing with a black-blue Senko with a punch skirt.

For details on Kissimmee Chain water levels and rainfall, visit the Army Corps of Engineers website.

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